DNR says coyotes are more visible, on the move

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is warning that you could see more coyotes on the move.

While some animals hunker down for the winter, coyotes actually get more active. Breeding season begins in January and young coyotes are setting off on their own to find territories. Without the spring and summer greenery, you are more likely to see the coyotes on the move. And because of their heavy winter coats, they may appear larger than normal.

However, DNR says seeing coyotes is normal, even in urban and suburban areas. it should not be a cause for alarm.

You can get more information on preventing conflict with coyotes here.